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Collaborative visual thinking is a great way to meet people, to draw out ideas during meetups and to think more creatively. It is a method, developed by Agnieszka Mlicka at visualagency.org, in which participants contribute to the conversation not just verbally, but also by visualising the process of thinking. This innovative approach increases:

- Creative Thinking
Drawing ideas and using your hand-brain coordination triggers a different kind of thinking. You are challenged to think out of the box when faced with a co-design toolkit!

- Collaboration & Innovation
Collaboration becomes easier when you can trace the thinking process, and literally see other's point of view. Innovative ideas emerge from the picture, where all the indivisual ideas come together.

- Engagement & Sharing
Visualising ideas together creates a better platform for people to engage with each other, which is more accessible for participants who think differently (e.g. introverts or natural visual thinkers). Sharing stories creates empathy and connection!

- Curiosity & Understanding
Visualising the thinking process makes complex issues easier to understand, because image reveals connections and relationships. By sharing knowledge, and by asking critical questions, you gain insights and awareness.

The workshops are designed and facilitated by Agnieszka Mlicka, founder of Visual Agency based in Copenhagen. Each event is designed as a unique experience, engaging participants in a journey of visual exploration to stimulate curiosity, creativity and collaboration.

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ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Agnieszka Mlicka is a visual facilitator, educator and community-builder, with a background in Fine Art & Architecture. She founded Visual Agency to offer workshops and courses that stimulate curiosity, creativity and collaboration through visual communication.

Agnieszka has a BFA in Fine Art from the University of Oxford, an MA Painting and 6 years of PhD research from the University of the Arts London. She has a Postgraduate Certificate of Special Study in Supporting Learning, and taught as guest lecturer in art and architecture departments at universities in Florence and London.

Agnieszka has published about her collaborative visualisation method in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at over 10 international conferences. She has exhibited her artworks internationally in over 36 exhibitions, with paintings in private and public collections. She has previously lived in Italy, the UK, the Netherlands and Poland, before making Copenhagen her home.

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Collaborative Visual Thinking workshop

think.dk

€24.17

A picture is a thousand words, yet most of our discussions are still verbal. If we want to work together towards sustainable change, we have to use methods that are inclusive, collaborative, and supportive of creative thinking. In this series of Collaborative Visual Thinking workshops, you will learn what visual thinking is, why it is useful, and how it can be employed. We do this by discussing important contemporary issues, to better understand the complexity of these problems. In the workshop, everyone is invited to draw out their ideas, so that it becomes easier to create a shared language for imagining a more sustainable future together. The workshops deal each with a specific topic that will be analysed through the lens of social, economic and environmental sustainability, such as: the pandemic, systemic racism, social media & fake news, climate change, overpopulation, space exploration and the impact of tourism, among others. The workshops consist of two parts: we start with understanding in more depth what visual thinking is and practise various drawing styles (each workshop deals with a different aspect of visual thinking); then we use these new skills to engage in a visual discussion, by sharing what we know, by formulating challenging questions, and by drawing out the complexities of the problem to understand how a more sustainable approach could be taken. By participating in these workshops, you will gain: - NEW SKILLS You will feel comfortable sketching out your ideas, which can be used in any type of meeting, whether you are studying, working in the public or the private sector…people will love to see a different approach! - DEEPER UNDERSTANDING You will feel better informed about contemporary issues, and through the process of active listening and sharing, you will gain insights into different perspectives, and learn to think critically. - SENSE OF EMPOWERMENT You will be more engaged and able to act meaningfully when you have a better overview of the issues at stake, insights into (local/individual) solutions, and a connection to people who care. - NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES You will meet like-minded people with whom you can continue to work or collaborate together, or just feel part of a community of people with shared values. -------------------------- REGISTRATION AND DETAILS TICKETS DKK 180 (50% for think.dk members = 90 kr.) There are 2 payment options: 1) MobilePay directly to Visual Agency (recommended) MobilePay:[masked] Name: Agnieszka Mlicka Add comment:[masked] + your email address 2) Online card payment through think.dk (the service fee is included in the ticket price, but is not refunded in case of cancellation of the event by the organiser). https://think.dk/tickets/collaborative-visual-thinking-workshop-10-09-1 DEADLINE TO SIGN UP[masked] at 12:00 MEETING We will be working in Meeting Room 1 (1st floor) at Kulturhuset Indre By USEFUL TO KNOW - The workshop is 2.5 hours. - It is a hand-on workshop, with a bit of theory at the beginning, but the goal is to learn from practice - There is a maximum of 8 places available. - The workshop is in English. - It is very important to come on time. MORE INFORMATION www.visualagency.org TERMS & CONDITIONS and COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS visualagency.org/upcoming-workshops#850F59EB-61BB-42D7-B5F0-F3BEEFC3B08C ------------------------------ About the facilitator Agnieszka Mlicka is a visual facilitator, educator and community-builder, with a background in Fine Art & Architecture. She founded Visual Agency to offer workshops and courses that stimulate curiosity, creativity and collaboration through visual communication. Agnieszka has a BFA in Fine Art from the University of Oxford, an MA Painting and 6 years of PhD research from the University of the Arts London. She has a Postgraduate Certificate of Special Study in Supporting Learning, and taught as guest lecturer in art and architecture departments at universities in London and Florence.

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Collaborative Visual Thinking workshop

think.dk

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